In January 2022, a lawsuit was filed by a man from California who was severely burned when his Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker blew up.
The lawsuit claims that in February 2020, he suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” as a result of the pressure cooker’s lid “suddenly and unexpectedly exploding off the pressure cooker’s pot.”
The plaintiff, Hayde G., is a man from Lodi, California, who alleges that he suffered disfiguring burns when the “scalding-hot contents [were] forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto his body.
He accuses SharkNinja of selling a defective product with unreasonably dangerous design flaws. Furthermore, SharkNinja is accused of falsely advertising the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker as having “safety features” — including a locking lid — that failed.
According to the lawsuit:
“According to the Owner’s Manual accompanying the individual unit sold, the pressure cookers are equipped with a “safety feature” that prevents the lid from unlocking until “the unit is completely depressurized.”
SharkNinja is accused of selling pressure cookers that are “unreasonably dangerous for their intended use,” the lawsuit claims.
The Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Lawsuit was filed on January 25, 2022 against Sharkninja Operating LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California — Case Number 2:22-at-00089.